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Old May 4, 2012, 05:04   #21
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Very similar to Fruviad. Angband is not just hard, it is amazingly hard. It punishes you mercilessly, but it rewards you too-- if you are good and you are lucky, you get cool items, beat scary monsters, steal their loot, and learn neat spells. Even when you get killed at DLVL10 by a white louse that ends up being thirty white lice that bite you and bite you and bite you and
-you are dead-
you can look forward to making it to level 12 next time and by golly you won't make the same mistake twice.

So yeah, permadeath, random dungeons, umber hulks, out of depth objects, monsters that you find out too late have paralysis, dying, and wondering how on earth anyone ever made it to DLVL90 relying entirely on devices for damage (no melee/shooting).
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Old May 12, 2012, 07:24   #22
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Something I noticed during my last game (Just downloaded Vanilla 3.3.2).

The random dungeons, coupled with the goals of item collection and kit building for end game make Angband for me a game that easily produces a flow state.

I know what I need to do next, and I do not need to stop and think strategically about what to do next. This allows me to stay totally focused on the turn by turn tactical flow of the game.

Plus, while I'm playing my mind is translating the ascii on the screen into a full immersion dungeon crawl, where I see the character heroically bashing and blasting into the depths... kind of like reading a good book, except it's mostly non-stop action!

Thats why I like Angband.
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Old May 12, 2012, 11:39   #23
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Something I noticed during my last game (Just downloaded Vanilla 3.3.2).

The random dungeons, coupled with the goals of item collection and kit building for end game make Angband for me a game that easily produces a flow state.

I know what I need to do next, and I do not need to stop and think strategically about what to do next. This allows me to stay totally focused on the turn by turn tactical flow of the game.

Plus, while I'm playing my mind is translating the ascii on the screen into a full immersion dungeon crawl, where I see the character heroically bashing and blasting into the depths... kind of like reading a good book, except it's mostly non-stop action!

Thats why I like Angband.
+1. That's exactly how I would describe my love for it too.
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Old May 13, 2012, 03:27   #24
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Angband's glory days are over. When I play it I play either 3.0.6 or earlier or a patch Eddie Grove made around that time that I like a lot.
Not for nothing but 3.0.6 is pretty clunky compared to how sleek the game is now. Of course, you're free to play whatever you want
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Old May 13, 2012, 14:40   #25
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Also, I love that I can play my own soundtrack.
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Old August 17, 2012, 03:57   #26
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my reasons....

1. I loved Moria growing up.
You said it all right there. I started playing Moria 5.0 on a VAX/VMS at Ball State University in 1989 in a 24-hour computer lab with a bunch of C coders who needed baths and social skills. Angband is simply Moria on 'roids, and I've won several versions over the years. I like to keep current-ish (just won 3.3.0) , and I keep various offerings around. It's a mood thing. My all-time favorite is 3.0.9b.
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Old August 21, 2012, 00:39   #27
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Moria was the first video game I ever played. I also use the apwborg screensaver so it has the effect of drawing me back into playing from time to time.
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